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Princess Productions Fly Soldiers’ Wives And Children To Afghanistan War For Flashmob TV Show: You’ll Die Laughing

by | 25th, October 2011

PRINCESS Productions wants to fly the wives and children of soldiers serving in Afghanistan to dad’s place of work. It’ll be great. Lucy Weston posted a call to telly stars on ARRSE the British Army Rumour Service (ARRSE). The lads consider the offer and how stupid, shaggable, patronising and self-serving Lucy and her colleagues are.

Hi there!

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I am a television researcher for a TV production company called Princess Productions. I was wondering if anyone might be able to help with a pilot TV show I am currently working on.

The show is going to be a combination of Surprise Suprise and Flashmob (the current phenomenon made famous by the T-Mobile advert). So we are currently looking for incredible people who could be the recipients of the surprise of their lives, a massive super-sized celebration to say thank you, give someone a huge send off, ask somebody to marry them or reveal some exciting news.

We thought it would be a lovely idea to surprise soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan. Maybe they are yet to meet their newborn babies. We would like to give them a huge surprise by flying the baby and all the family over for a massive moral boosting exercise and chance for him to cradle the son or daughter he has never met. We also want to treat the soldiers to a huge flashmob style thank-you from all the British public for the on-going work they are doing.

We obviously understand the logistics involved in this might be complicated. At this stage I was just wondering if you might know of anyone who this might be applicable to, if you could help to spread the word to fellow supporters and family members or if you could kindly put me in touch with anyone who might be able to help further with my enquiries?

I would really appreciate anything anyone could do to help. I was just wondering if you might know of anyone who this might be applicable to, if you could help to spread the word to fellow supporters and family members or if you yourself have a special someone you would like to give the surprise of their lives. Anyone interested can email me on *************.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Replies are forthcoming:

It’s difficult to suppress the rage, but wiping the froth from my mouth, I have a mucker who’s currently serving. Perhaps you could throw his newborn out of the back of a plane over his CP? I bet he would be really surprised.- Senior Soldier

I am not sure that you have thought this through………. Soldier A, sitting in FOB, minding own business and keeping his head down. Wocca,Wocca,Wocca (airborne taxi noises for the uninitiated) Out pops his missus and his newborn sprog, just as the FOB starts taking incoming……………. Just a scenario like – Desperate Dan

Firstly, not a good idea to “suprise” a soldier on tour. Secondly, if I was on tour and you flew my wife/GF with newborn in to an operational theatre of conflict, I would punch you fcuking lights out – Wellyhead

It could be awkward if you were up to the nuts in the guts of the pretty little medic/clerk/dog handler etc at the time… Captain Plume

JHC this has got to be one of the worlds most f@cking stupid ideas . please tell me it’s a Wah – Jim 24

Wow, crass, insensitive, not thought through etc etc….I bet you really thought this idea was a goer when you dreamed it up between lines fo chang? – llech

What a bunch of c**ts! – Miner

You will find that serving soldiers do not take kindly to surprises (unless it’s sexual,monetary or edible surprises),so I wouldn’t expect the sort of response you desire,I suggest you try the MOD,I am sure some serving office type will be glad to help you  Tuffy52

I would’ve loved to be a fly on the wall when they brainstormed this one: “we need a new show, one with lot’s of emotion.” “flash mobs are quite trendy at the moment, something with flashmobs maybe!” “great idea… what else is trendy… hmmm”

“SOLDIERS!

“good call! get some heroism in there… you know the big to sellers apart from soldiers… babies and animals. we

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